sabretache

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sabretache (plural sabretaches)

  1. a leather pocket or pouch worn hanging from a cavalry officer’s belt
    “There were five buttons blown off my dress jacket; the slings of my sabretache were cut off, but my sword belts were not touched.” A Descriptive Account of the Famous Charge of the Light Brigade at Balaclava.
    "Two years in Europe—with a campaign thrown in—would I think qualify me to be allowed to beat my sword into a paper cutter & my sabretache into an election address." Letter from Winston Churchill, on Army duty in India, to his mother, 1896